Will my Recovery from a Tummy Tuck and Gynecomastia Be Easier?

I am a 19 year old male, 5' 9", went from 265 to now 170. Planning on being around 160 to 165 for my surgery. I am a runner, in good shape, and my abdomen is strong enough that they will not have to repair my muscles. Will my recovery be any better compared to other patients?

Doctor Answers 3

Recovery Time?

Thank you for your question!  Usually a patient in good shape has an easier time recovering.  Everyone is different so don't expect it to be nothing because it is an intense surgery.  Best of luck!
Dr Dhaval Patel Double Board Certified  Plastic Surgeon Chicago Hoffman Estates Oak Brook

Hoffman Estates Plastic Surgeon
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Recovery from a Tummy Tuck and Gynecomastia

Thank you for your question. Not having to do a muscle repair will help significantly in pain reduction. You will heal faster, but you will still have to allow the incision to heal, and reduce activity until cleared. I hope this helps.

Vivek Bansal, MD
Danville Plastic Surgeon
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Will my Recovery from a Tummy Tuck and Gynecomastia Be Easier?

       A tummy tuck without plication will result in a much easier recovery.  The gynecomastia and tummy tuck can be performed at the same time if you would like.  Find a plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials who performs hundreds of tummy tuck procedures each year.  Then look at the plastic surgeon's website before and after photo galleries to get a sense of who can deliver the results.  Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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